Transferring an existing domain name involves switching the domain name registrar that provides the domain registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS resource record updates through the new registrar. The transfer process itself is standard with most generic and country-code top-level domain name extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain entails several basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The lock is a safety feature, which is being embraced by more and more domain registry organizations. It’s a default feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain is locked, it won’t be possible to initiate a transfer process, so nobody can even try to register your domain name. The lock can be removed only through the account where the domain name is registered and all new domains that support this feature are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain registered through us is exceptionally easy. This can be accomplished through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our shared hosting packages, and will take literally two clicks of the mouse. All your domains will be displayed in alphabetical order in the Domain Manager section of the Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you will notice a padlock-like logo. Click on it once and you will notice the present status of the domain. Click once more and you’ll alter its status. The update will propagate immediately without the need for you or for us to do anything else for the status to be ‘refreshed’ on WHOIS lookup sites, so you can proceed with the transfer right away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Locking or unlocking any domain name registered through us is unbelievably easy and can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel – the one via which you administer your semi-dedicated server. You’ll find all your domains in the Domain Manager section and those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a padlock-like icon next to them. You can unlock any domain by clicking on its icon and since the update will take effect instantaneously, you’ll be able to proceed with the transfer without the need to wait for the registrar lock status to be updated on WHOIS sites. If you change your mind and decide not to transfer the domain name away from us, locking it again will be just as simple and will not require more than a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel.